In October 2018, the National Science Foundation (NSF) issued a statement reminding U.S. universities of the need to rigorously and transparently adhere to conflict of interest and commitment policies. On July 11, 2019, NSF Director France Cordova issued a “Dear Colleagues” letter outlining NSF existing disclosure expectations for current and pending agency support, announcing an independent scientific advising commission (JASON) to further study the issues related to science and security, and issuing a policy that NSF personnel and IPAs detailed to NSF cannot participate in foreign government talent recruitment programs. This letter references the draft NSF Proposal and Award Policies and Procedures Guide published in May 2019.